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Ever wonder exactly how many downloads Apple is serving up from the App Store each and every day? While we can’t tell you those exact numbers, the company has issued a press release on Thursday touting a few new figures, including that the virtual storefront has now served up more than 15 billion downloads.
Apple Inc. has announced more than 15 billion apps have been downloaded from the iOS App Store so far from a combined 200 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users worldwide. The company’s virtual shelves now stock more than 425,000 apps, including over 100,000 that are native to the iPad.
“In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and successful software marketplace the world has ever seen,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Thank you to all of our amazing developers who have filled it with over 425,000 of the coolest apps and to our over 200 million iOS users for surpassing 15 billion downloads.”
Among the developers selected by Apple for comment on this milestone were Smule, Epic Games and Callaway Digital Arts, all singing the praises of the App Store and the incredible success they’ve enjoyed there.
“iPad provides us with an unparalleled mobile device for creating gorgeous, immersive games,” said Mark Rein, vice president and co-founder of Epic Games. “Infinity Blade has been a runaway hit with customers around the world and we couldn’t be more excited about our success on iOS devices.”
“We’re bringing Martha Stewart, Angelina Ballerina, Sesame Street and many more of the world’s most popular books and magazines to iPad,” said Nicholas Callaway, CEO of Callaway Digital Arts. “We knew the iPad was going to be a revolutionary storytelling device, but never could have anticipated it would become so popular, so quickly.”
Apple has paid out $2.5 billion to developers so far, with App Store sales in 90 countries around the world from 20 different categories.
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